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In your opinion, who has been the BEST/WORST President for the U.S?
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Posted 6/1/08
tough call. a tie for me between Abe Lincoln and F.D.R.
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Best: Abraham Lincoln
Worst: Clinton
Truthfully, I like George W. Bush.
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azn099 wrote:

Best: FDR or Lincoln
Worst: Hoover

Bush might be bad but there's been much worse. Hoover led the country deep into the Great Depression and Buccanhan or however you spell it led us to Civil War.


I was also thinking Hoover. He was so useless in America's time of need during the war.
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Best? George Washington by far...He set the standard and had probably the most brilliant foreign policy the US has ever had.

Worst? That one is a bit difficult, but I would probably say LBJ (lied to the American people to get reelected so that he could escalate the war in Vietnam).

And if you want to know who gets the prize for "Hardest to Judge" that one goes to Nixon - a good president who did the exact opposite in office from what he had based his entire political career on AND the man behind the Watergate Scandal. Also add in his ending of the Vietnam War by taking out a set number of troops every now and then until they were all withdrawn, while at the same time ordering the most intense bombing campaign the world has ever known and expanding it to include the countries of Laos and Cambodia (more tons of bombs were dropped during Rolling Thunder than all of World War I and II combined).


azn099 wrote:

Best: FDR or Lincoln
Worst: Hoover

Bush might be bad but there's been much worse. Hoover led the country deep into the Great Depression and Buccanhan or however you spell it led us to Civil War.

You do realize that Hoover was president for only about 1 year before the Great Depression actually hit, right? You could make a better argument that those in the Harding and Coolidge administrations were the ones that were more so at fault as they did not properly regulate the financial industry. Also many of the changes suggested by Hoover that failed to get implemented due to their getting killed in Congress (Hoover had to deal with a Congress that did not like or agree with him) were later included as part of Roosevelt's New Deal...Pretty much, Hoover got shafted and gets just as much as a bad rep as Bush does (neither actually deserve it though).

Also, care to explain how exactly Buchanan led the US into the Civil War? I mean he was one of those presidents who really did not have much go on during his term and was thus responsible for nothing particularly good or bad - in a sense, a boring president who did nothing. And the Civil War really was not the result of any one man, but a dichotomy between two major differing cultures in the United States at the time and broke down over two key issues - States Rights v Federal Rights and the issue of slavery...So if you would care to explain what you meant by that one, I would be interested to hear it...


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azn099 wrote:

Best: FDR or Lincoln
Worst: Hoover

Bush might be bad but there's been much worse. Hoover led the country deep into the Great Depression and Buccanhan or however you spell it led us to Civil War.


I was also thinking Hoover. He was so useless in America's time of need during the war.

Hoover was not president during any of America's wars...
Posted 6/1/08
Worst: Either George W. Bush or Jimmy Carter...

Best: Um... Aberham Lincoln.
Posted 6/1/08
Jefferson is my favorite- he was pretty kick.ass and I think made an awesome president

and the worst I think was Andrew Jackson- kinda a cool guy but made a lousy president :\

(I'm sure every Native American agrees with me >.>)
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Posted 6/1/08 , edited 6/1/08
WORST: Both of the Bushes. Ha ha. (^__^)
BEST: Abraham Lincoln or Franklin Roosevelt (^__^)
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